Welcome to Week in Review, where we’ll take a look at some of the vehicles featured on GCFSB over the last couple of weeks:
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While yesterday’s 4000 Quattro Commemorative Edition was a neat look into a rare model, today’s 1984 4000 Quattro is a much more rare version of the same car. There are a few reasons for this; 1984 was a one-year only model for the 4000 Quattro before it received a host of upgrades in the 1985 model year. Early cars feature the original boxy dash, similar to the quattro coupe, as well as a similar “quad” headlight configuration and more boxy bumpers. There weren’t many sold, and few survive today – and when they do, they seem to be mostly Tornado Red. Today’s edition is in fairly rare Zermatt Silver, a color shared with Porsches of the same era. While not as shouty as the red versions, the driving experience is the same and this particular model appears well cared for and ready for some action:
Model: 4000S Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 150,000 mi
Price: $5,500 Buy It Now
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1984 Audi 4000S Quattro on eBay
1984 4000 quattro.
First two owners doctors.
I’ve had it since 60k miles and 15 years, odometer broken and mileage is approximate. H&r/bilstien sport suspension, great match that is a decent ride balance and match, never bottoms out, handles great. Synthetic oil in motor and diffs since new. Recent clutch and heater core, clutch has fantastic feel and modulation, best clutch in any car I’ve driven. 20k since head gasket, engine mods including throttle body bore, warm up flap in airbox removed with cold air tube added, high compression with shaved head, turbo cam, pulls well from 4500 to 5600 well with plenty of torque below. Interior as nice as you can find with very low wear on drivers seat. Slightly whiny diff(for 10 years now, mostly in fourth) and needs a cv boot(probably joint too, get a slight imbalance at 85mph when turning one direction but not the other), slight hiss noise on deceleration in first, third, fifth (mostly third) that cuts out when clutch disengaged, not sure if it’s a problem or not, maybe low on fluid but I doubt it. Replaced front passenger fender with used after fender bender long ago and it’s not a perfect match but not bad. A/c worked once and leaked out, think it needs new seals. I forget when w/p and timing belt were done. Doesn’t lock, one lock needs the old lock cylinder because handle replaced (got it somewhere) and I think the other needs to be hooked up to the handle, both easy fixes; one of the interior rear pass door lock pins is out, I have it but not sure how it goes back in. Rear subframe bushing are worn and allow a little movement. On extreme angles and full droop of rear suspension, I think the coils are too short and will make a little noise moving around, worse on drivers side, possibly due to subframe bushings( I think the worst subframe bushing is the driver rear, may be the only one that moves), possible fix is the factory coil pads that I believe got removed when suspension was installed, been like this for years and not a problem but I always wanted to get it fixed. Actually I haven”t been driving it much the last five years but I’ve been driving around all week and the rear suspension noise seems to be getting better, I’m having a hard time getting it to make the sound last couple days. Tires have tread but have sidewall cracking. Diffs don’t engage but should just be a vacuum line, they worked well once and my mechanic said vacuum lines. Rear defrost doesn’t work but probably just a broken defrost line, antenna doesn’t go up. Sunroof won’t open right, rear doesn’t want to go low enough so it wants to scrape the paint. Shifts great, steers great, runs wonderfully, brakes well, does 85 mph straight and smooth down the freeway. Actually a very tight car with no rattles and tight suspension. Actually has power in mid/upper range unlike stock. Craptastic exhaust because I went to crappy shop down the street, 2.5″ pipe and magnaflow(not sure, can’t remember)muffler, sounds great and works well enough, not too loud. Probably needs new rear rotors. Leaky oil pan gasket. Hit black ice once and went off road, just tore up lower radiator mount (pic below) but it’s not a problem, radiator doesn’t move around. Low rust. Registered, just past Utah emissions and safety inspection. Extremely fun to drive and not slow, not fast but fun because it’s geared right. Pic below of spare parts, aluminum trim for the area between grill and bumper, not shown is a fwd 4000 front antiroll bar that can be fabricated into a rear for this car that it really could benefit from. One year of this body with quattro and bound to be collectible. Supposedly 150lbs less than the models that followed with better gearing AFAIK. I’ve owned 15+ german cars that were almost all faster and handled as well or better but this was the one that stuck with me, it’s just a great car. Not being used enough, wish I could keep it.
There are a few things wrong with this car; most obvious is the need for paint on the front valance, but otherwise it’s wearing the wrong centercaps (a fairly easy fix if you can find them) and there’s some surface rust starting to creep through, as well as missing the all important rings and quattro badges. As these cars weren’t galvanized, you’ll want to get that paint issue sorted quite quickly as rust spreads through these cars like wildfire once it’s going. There are some suspension and mechanical needs if you want it 100% sorted. Mileage is on the lower side and overall condition – especially of the interior – appears quite good. Because of the rarity of the early cars, they tend to command a premium as there is a specific market that looks for them, and I think overall this car is priced slightly high but within reason given the market. Were I to get it, after fixing the paint I’d be quick to source some stellar looking Euro bumpers and optional 15″ Ronals – that’s about it. There are some tasteful upgrades to the car mechanically that make it all the more appealing. It is indeed a rare collector opportunity for someone who really prefers the earlier and original design of the Quattros.
If you never saw the television show “Are you faster than a Redneck”, allow me to save you the agony of suffering through it. It was horrible. Truly, truly horrible. I could go on a pretty lengthy rant about the atrocity that became Speed, but I’d really rather focus on a bright point. That bright point is one of the stars that was on that show; or rather, the car that won one particular episode. I will admit I did tune into the particular episode featuring a modified B5 Audi S4 Avant because…well, because it was an Avant, and I like looking at them. Full of predictably low-brow commentary, the show’s antagonist “Rednecks” were scripted to be shocked that the grocery getter could beat their ‘Merican muscle, but to fans of the S4 Avant it wasn’t too much of a surprise, especially when you see the spec sheet on this particular Pearlesant White S4 Avant:
Model: S4 Avant
Engine: 2.7 liter twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 126,777 mi
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001.5 Audi S4 Avant on Quattroworld.com
2001.5 Audi S4 Avant
Mileage – 126,777
6-speed manual transmission
Cold weather package
Premium package: moonroof/sunshade
Piano black interior trim
Pioneer Avic-D3 touchscreen head unit w/ ipod interface, Sirius radio, and navigation
PODI boost gauge
Rebuilt gauge cluster w/ OEM display
Bose surround sound premium speakers
OEM RS4 Grille
OEM RS4 Mirrors
Ecode conversion headlights
HID foglight conversion
18″ OZ Racing Ultraleggera Wheels
(4) New Kumho Ecsta 4X tires
Porsche Cayenne S Front calipers w/ JH motorsports lightweight rotors
Hawk street ceramic pads
New rear rotors w/pads
Complete front control arm kit w/ Bilstein sport struts @ 120k
Vogtland lowering springs F/R
APR snub mount
AWE tuning subframe brace
OEM RS4 Turbochargers
OEM RS4 Intercoolers
Custom 2.5″ exhaust w/ high-flow cats
Twin 2in-2out highflow mufflers
Aluminum charge air line w/ 034 motorsports hoses
Autospeed performance 85mm MAF housing
OEM RS4 Accordion hose
OEM 225 Audi TT diverter valves
Autospeed performance fueling kit w/ Bosch 044 fuel pump
Autospeed performance tune @ 24psi
Autospeed performance clutch kit
Swepco 201 performance gear oil
034 Motorsports throttle body boot
Full service and top end re-seal @120K:
Gates Racing Timing belt
OEM Water pump
OEM tensioner and damper
OEM cam tensioner seals
OEM cam plugs
OEM cam seals
OEM valve cover gaskets
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
OEM Cam chain tensioners *BRAND NEW
OEM Coolant reservoir
All fluids have been serviced @120k
Engine oil just serviced w/ Motul 8100x-cess 5W-40 and Mahle Filter
Call 828-698-0698 for more information or visit Facebook.com/Eurotechnik
Though horsepower figures aren’t supplied, figure this stage 3 avant is in the 400ish range running RS4 gear. That makes this car comfortably fast enough to keep up with just about anything you can toss at it in a straight line, and the Porsche brakes and suspension upgrades help keep that speed in check with things aren’t quite as straight. Further that with a few OEM+ upgrades and this is one sweet looking ride. Were it mine, I’d probably change the color on the wheels to a light graphite, but otherwise this car looks pretty sweet and in great condition. Mileage is average and to want to pay the price you’ll have to want all the modifications that are present; but it’s pretty tastefully done without going overboard and well maintained. Plus, what’s the price of stardom?
Okay, so it’s not exactly convertible weather here in New England, but the dreary weather of late has me wishing for a bit more sunshine and warmth, and what better way to invigorate the morning than some wishful thinking. In this case, it’s in the sunshine-loving and retina searing form of an Imola Yellow Audi TT. This is perhaps one of the rarest first generation TTs available and was as expensive as they came, with the 3.2 VR6 and DSG dual-clutch transmission in S-Line Roadster form. As if that wasn’t enough, this particular model is also basically brand new, with a scant 17,000 miles covered in nearly 10 years. If you long for a new king of the Mk.1 TTs at a cut-rate price, this may be the perfect opportunity:
Model: TT Roadster S-line
Engine: 3.2 liter VR6
Transmission: 6-speed DSG automatic
Mileage: 17,500 mi
Price: $22,000 Buy It Now
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Audi TT Roadster 3.2 S-Line on eBay
2004 Audi TT 3.2 Quattro Roadster S-Line
We are proud to offer one of the most exceptional Audi TT’s on the market, in this perfect 2004 17K mile Audi TT.
Very desirable- low miles- Imola Yellow over gray interior- Audi Quattro S line 250HP DSG Transmission. Two owner previously, never seen rain, always pampered. Upgraded alloy 18″ wheels- upgraded Bose sound system- Premium package- power convertible top- 6 disc CD changer- heated seats- Xenon headlights- Rear lip extension.
This example is nearly perfect throughout and comes impeccably maintained and fully documented.
The original MSRP was over $47K-here is your chance to attain this Roadster at a bargain price. Less than a thousand Roadsters were shipped over to the US.
This TT has been fully serviced since day one and is ready to be enjoyed.
Please call for more information on this stunning Roadster 267.934.2347
Perfect throughout sure sums up how this TT looks, and while the sticker price – a cool $22,000 – sounds like a lot for a early TT, the reality is that the condition of this car probably warrants the price. I’m not a huge fan of the Celebration wheels and wish this had the rare 19″ 3.2 multi-spoke wheels instead, but since they’re in perfect condition I’m not sure that’d be a deal breaker. The real question is if you’d want Imola Yellow – in all honesty, if I were in the market for one of these I think I’d hold out for the equally rare Papaya Orange color. Despite this, the opportunities to get into a car of this condition for this money won’t be frequent, and considering the rarity and condition I don’t think the price is all that outlandish. Now, where’s the sun?